Aasu, American Samoa
|• Total||2.7 sq mi (6.9 km2)|
|• Density||130/sq mi (51/km2)|
Aasu is a village on the north coast of Tutuila Island, American Samoa. It is located to the west of Fagasa and northwest of Pago Pago. It is one of multiple villages involved in an archaeological survey of the island.
In 1722, Samoa had its first contact with Europeans, a Dutchman named Jacob Roggeveen. Others came later, such as, in 1768, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville and Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse in 1787. An incident occurred, in which 12 members of Perouse's crew died at Massacre Bay in Aasu. In response to this, a monument was erected by the French government in 1883 to commemorate the event; it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- "Archaeology project documents sites affected by Sept. 29 tsunami" - Samoa News
- "Annexation of Samoa / 2nd Apia Expedition" - Global Security
- Apple, Russell A. (May 25, 1971), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Aasu (PDF), retrieved November 27, 2014.
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